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Superstorm Sandy and the Legal-Aid Community

The residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are still recovering and the legal-aid community is assisting in filing claims for relief.

Reduced Funding in Legal-Aid Programs Across the Nation

Currently legal-aid programs turn away more than half of the people that seek help from them.

ABA President Bellows: Justice System Being Starved by Legislators

She emphasized the importance of legal aid and praised the work of the Legal Services Corporation at an event highlighting the release of a report by its Pro Bono Task Force.

Articles »

Educating Homeless Youth

By Farrah Champagne

Homeless youth need stable housing and continuous support services to access and succeed within the classroom.

Patent Law: Biotechnology Update

By Patrice P. Jean, Ph.D., and Tamara R. Coley

The biotech landscape after Myriad has become much more complicated.

The Next Generation of IP Lawyers

By Erika L. Glenn

A pilot program at North Carolina Central University allows students to practice intellectual-property law before the USPTO.

Sound Advice »

audio Tips for Representing Claimants before the Social Security Administration

By Larry Baline

Larry Baline, former senior attorney for the Social Security Administration, explains the ins and outs of representing clients before the administration. (10:06 min)

audio The Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

By Janet Totter

Representing veterans can create unique issues. Janet Totter outlines the specifics of the SCRA and who is covered. (11:06 min)


Announcements »

Ethical Game Show CLE: July 22, 2013

This Really Happened: A Review of Real World Ethical Issues 2013 (the "ethics game show"). Read more.

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013

This program is designed for both new and mid-level attorneys. All attorneys who attend will improve their advocacy skills on behalf of immigrants. Read more.

Civil Right to Counsel Video

Learn more about the latest developments on the civil right to counsel movement and how you can get involved. Watch now.

Pro Bono & Public Interest Leadership
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Angela C. Vigil

Miami, FL

Randall Chapman

Austin, TX

Dawn Du Verney

Philadelphia, PA

Paul Sandars

Roseland, NJ

Rachel Pereira

Philadelphia, PA

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Joy B. Tolliver

Parsippany, NJ

Alison Bain-Lucey

New York, NY

Kyana Woolridge

New York, NY

Jesse Horn

Denver, CO